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Invalid Free Tree Node.... what is that?

I ran a nss /poolverify on my file server that has been having some
connectivity issues, particularly, it would seem, during backup. It
got nearly all the way through, but then ended with this message:

Invalid Free Tree Node

but that's all it gave me. I've looked high and low to try to figure
out what the heck that means, and have found nothing. I don't want to
do a rebuild on the volume until I know whether it is necessary, and
whether or not this is likely to cause it to trash the volume.

Can anyone give me an idea what this means, and what I might want to
consider as my next step?

Thanks!

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Re: Invalid Free Tree Node.... what is that?

jesterpoet@gmail.com wrote:

> Invalid Free Tree Node


In just about any file system, the "FAT" structure is based on some sort
of a tree (be that be b-tree or whatnot). So, what this suggest is
possible corrupt FAT. You may want to do a verify first .. and then
perhaps consider trying Portlock (http://www.portlock.com) -- and have a
look at http://www.portlock.com/recovery/tips.htm.

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Re: Invalid Free Tree Node.... what is that?

TID 10066176 is close, I'd do a poolrebuild. As Peter says, it is
effectively a FAT error, so the data should be good, so there is almost no
risk of anything going wrong with the rebuild, but have a backup anyway 🙂

Cheers Dave


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Re: Invalid Free Tree Node.... what is that?

On 28/05/06 jesterpoet@gmail.com wrote:
> what I might want to consider as my next step?


Letting us in on the secret of your NW and SP version would definitely
be worth your consideration ... 🙂
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Re: Invalid Free Tree Node.... what is that?

Dangit... I almost always make a specific effort to do that. I can't
believe I forgot.

I ran the rebuild, but I currently run NW 6.5 sp3 with the post sp3 NSS
update.

The rebuild seems to have worked. It's time to watch it now. Thanks
for all the help!

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Re: Invalid Free Tree Node.... what is that?

jesterpoet@gmail.com wrote:

> It's time to watch it now


no, it is time to apply SP5 and the post SP5 server.exe 🙂

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Re: Invalid Free Tree Node.... what is that?

I have been thinking about that. My concern is that a discussion I was
having in this forum a month or two ago was leading me to believe that
I should hold off on SP5. But perhaps I should just go for it.

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Re: Invalid Free Tree Node.... what is that?

On 31/05/06 jesterpoet@gmail.com wrote:
> a discussion I was having in this forum a month or two ago was leading me to believe that
> I should hold off on SP5.


And that was the case back then. With the release of nw65os5a it no
longer applies.
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Re: Invalid Free Tree Node.... what is that?

Fantastic! Thanks for the information!



Andrew C Taubman wrote:
> On 31/05/06 jesterpoet@gmail.com wrote:
> > a discussion I was having in this forum a month or two ago was leading me to believe that
> > I should hold off on SP5.

>
> And that was the case back then. With the release of nw65os5a it no
> longer applies.
> --
> Andrew C Taubman
> Novell Support Forums Volunteer SysOp
> http://support.novell.com/forums
> (Sorry, support is not provided via e-mail)
>
> Opinions expressed above are not
> necessarily those of Novell Inc.


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